Two people face charges after using weed to pay 14-year-old to shovel their driveways

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A man and a woman in Vermont took the barter system concept way too far when they used cannabis to pay a 14-year-old for shovelling their property. Police may not have discovered the unorthodox form of payment, though, had it not been for the youth suffering an adverse reaction. Troopers with the Vermont State Police (VSP), Shaftsbury Barracks started nosing around after being advised on Dec. 20 that a juvenile who had smoked weed was having an adverse reaction, according to a police incident summary . Vermont appears close to legalizing recreational weed sales New York college students overwhelmingly support cannabis legalization New Jersey is about to legalize cannabis, but home growers could still face up to 20 years in jail The resulting police investigation determined the teen had been given cannabis, on different days, by Cory Saddlemire, 40, and Annette Mayer, 61, in exchange for shovelling their driveways. Boston.com reported Friday that the nor’easter hammered New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine with snow. In Vermont, the towns of Ludlow and Springfield received 41 inches (104 cm) of snow, according to the National Weather Service Burlington, with several other communities receiving 36 to 39 inches (91 to 99 cm). It is not clear from the VSP information exactly who initially suggested using weed to pay for the work being done. The incidents in question occurred last Wednesday and Sunday, according to the Bennington Banner . Saddlemire, 40, and Mayer, who have been charged with dispensing marijuana to persons under 21, were issued citations to appear in court on Feb. 21, 2021. Vermont laws to make adult-use cannabis legal in the state took effect in 2018, although getting all systems, including retail, in place took longer. Under the law, adults can possess and cultivate limited amounts of weed, according to the Marijuana…

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